Joint winners of the 2022 Margaret Medcalf Award

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This annual Award honours Ms Margaret Medcalf OAM, the second State Archivist for Western Australia (from 1971 to 1989), for her valuable contribution to the development of archives in Western Australia.
MM Award 2022

This year’s joint winners of the 2022 Margaret Medcalf Award are:

  • Ms Emily Lanman for Prisoners, Power and Panopticon: Investigating Fremantle Gaol, 1831-1841; and
  • Dr Leigh Straw for The Petticoat Parade: Madam Monnier and the Roe Street Brothels from Fremantle Press.

The winners were announced by the Hon David Templeman MLA, Minister for Culture and the Arts, at a ceremony on 18 November 2022 attended by shortlisted nominees and past winners of the Award.

Pictured left to right are the shortlisted nominees:
Anne Jefferys, David Price, Leigh Straw, Emily Lanman, Pamela Statham-Drew, Margaret Medcalf OAM, Hon David Templeman MLA, Minister for Culture and the Arts, Deon White, Carolyn Wadley Dowley, Sue Hobson.

Works nominated for the Award must demonstrate use of archival sources and substantial use of State Archives. Nominated works may be fiction or non-fiction and may comprise any format and may be published or unpublished. Nominations may be submitted by anyone, including the author of the work and must have been completed or published during the previous calendar year.

A Media Statement about the Award is available at: https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2022/11/New-and-innovative-research-using-State-Archives-recognised.aspx

 

 

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